Harrods are letting police spy on me claims Julian Assange

•September 2, 2015 • 6 Comments




Julian Assange has accused Harrods of secretly helping police to spy on him in his embassy hideout.

The WikiLeaks founder has been holed up in the Ecuadorean embassy opposite the department store for three years.

In an interview, he claimed that Scotland Yard had developed a ‘relationship’ with Harrods, adding: ‘We have obtained documents from Harrods [saying that] police have people stationed 24 hours a day in some of the opposing buildings Harrods controls.’

The 44-year-old, who also fears he is being bugged, has lived at the embassy in London’s Knightsbridge since Ecuador gave him asylum in 2012.

The British Government wants to extradite him to Sweden under a European Arrest Warrant where he faces questioning over an allegation of rape made by a woman he met during a visit to the country in 2010.

No charges have been brought because he has not been interrogated by police. Prosecutors have run out of time to investigate Mr Assange on separate allegations of sexual assault.

Mr Assange says if he is sent to Sweden he will be extradited to the US, where he could face 35 years in prison for publishing classified documents related to US activities in Iraq and Afghanistan.


Following denial that it was for sale, Harrods was sold to Qatar Holdings, the sovereign wealth fund of the State of Qatarin May 2010. A fortnight previously, chairman of Harrods since 1985, Mohamed Al-Fayed, had stated that “People approach us from Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar. Fair enough. But I put two fingers up to them. It is not for sale. This is notMarks and Spencer or Sainsbury’s. It is a special place that gives people pleasure. There is only one Mecca.”

The sale was concluded in the early hours of 8 May, when Qatari Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thanicame to London to finalise the deal, saying that the acquisition of Harrods would add “much value” to the investment portfolio of Qatar Holdings while his deputy, Hussain Ali Al-Abdulla, called it a “landmark transaction”


qatar..would they work with the UK police and US government agencies?..you already know the answer..

“he claimed that Scotland Yard had developed a ‘relationship’ with Harrods”


Ynetnews: Russian jets in Syrian skies

•September 2, 2015 • 1 Comment
An undated handout photo provided by the Norwegian Army shows a Russian Mikoyan MiG-31aircraft over an unknown location during a military exercise. REUTERS/Norwegian NATO QRA Bodø/Handout

An undated handout photo provided by the Norwegian Army shows a Russian Mikoyan MiG-31 aircraft over an unknown location during a military exercise.


Russia has begun its military intervention in Syria, deploying an aerial contingent to a permanent Syrian base, in order to launch attacks against ISIS and Islamist rebels; US stays silent.

Russian fighter pilots are expected to begin arriving in Syria in the coming days, and will fly their Russian air force fighter jets and attack helicopters against ISIS and rebel-aligned targets within the failing state.

According to Western diplomats, a Russian expeditionary force has already arrived in Syria and set up camp in an Assad-controlled airbase. The base is said to be in area surrounding Damascus, and will serve, for all intents and purposes, as a Russian forward operating base.

In the coming weeks thousands of Russian military personnel are set to touch down in Syria, including advisors, instructors, logistics personnel, technical personnel, members of the aerial protection division, and the pilots who will operate the aircraft.

Past reports have stated that the Russians were in talks to sell the Syrians a package of MiG-29 fighter jets, and Yak-130 trainer jets (which can also serve as attack aircraft.) The current makeup of the expeditionary force is still unknown, but there is no doubt that Russian pilots flying combat missions in Syrian skies will definitely change the existing dynamics in the Middle East.

The Russians do not harbor offensive intentions towards Israel or other sovereign states in the area, and their main stated goal is battling ISIS and preserving Assad’s rule. However, their presence will represent a challenge to the Israeli Air Force’s freedom of operation in the skies above the Middle East.

Western diplomatic sources recently reported that a series of negotiations had been held between the Russians and the Iranians, mainly focusing on ISIS and the threat it poses to the Assad regime. The infamous Iranian Quds Force commander Major General Qasem Soleimani recently visited Moscow in the framework of these talks. As a result the Russians and the Iranians reached a strategic decision: Make any effort necessary to preserve Assad’s seat of power, so that Syria may act as a barrier, and prevent the spread of ISIS and Islamist backed militias into the former Soviet Islamic republics.


please note the source..its not reliable..”western diplomats” is not a reliable source either..but i think its fairly safe to assume russia is now helping assad as much as possible..and there is nothing wrong with that..

“their presence will represent a challenge to the Israeli Air Force’s freedom of operation in the skies above the Middle East.”

IDF wants to own the air..


Central bankers call for rate hike from The Fed

•September 2, 2015 • 1 Comment
Bank of England Governor Mark Carney (L) talks with U.S. Department of Commerce Chief Economist Susan Helper during the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City's annual Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, August 29, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Crosby

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney (L) talks with U.S. Department of Commerce Chief Economist Susan Helper during the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s annual Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, August 29, 2015.


Central bankers from around the world are telling their American counterparts that they are ready for a U.S. interest rate hike and would prefer that the Federal Reserve make the move without further ado.

In private and in public at last week’s global central banking conference in Jackson Hole, the message from visiting policymakers was that the Fed has telegraphed an initial monetary tightening and, following a year-long rise in the dollar, financial markets globally are as ready as they can be.

The powerful group gathered at the end of a roller-coaster week in markets in which the Dow tanked by 1,000 points on Monday on concerns of a slowdown in China but recovered to trade higher by the end of the week. Remarks by Fed officials that liftoff could come in September were blamed by some for that volatility.

But for Agustin Carstens, the top central banker in Mexico, a rate hike by his neighbor sends an encouraging sign of economic health, even if it does force growth-challenged Mexico to also raise rates within days.

“If the Fed tightens, it will be due to the fact that they have a perception that inflation is drifting up, but more important that unemployment is falling and the economy is recovering,” Carstens told Reuters in an interview.

“For us, that is very good news,” he added.

While Yao Yudong, head of the People’s Bank of China Research Institute of Finance and Banking, last week blamed the Fed for the market turmoil and said a U.S. hike should be delayed, most central bankers from emerging markets contacted by Reuters at Jackson Hole and over the past month shared Carstens’ view.

An end to more than six years of rock bottom U.S. rates will touch off a wave of potentially painful adjustments as countries deal with the likelihood of an even stronger dollar as well as capital outflows from some emerging markets and changes in the relative prices of traded goods. An end to uncertainty for policymakers, however, could outweigh those difficulties.


this cosy meeting didnt get very much attention form mainstream news..and all the central wankers bankers want the fed to put up rates..

“Central bankers from around the world are telling their American counterparts that they are ready for a U.S. interest rate hike”

and this:

“Yao Yudong, head of the People’s Bank of China Research Institute of Finance and Banking, last week blamed the Fed for the market turmoil”

so it wasnt a blogger who caused it!! :)


Italy’s Eni makes mega gas discovery off Egyptian coast

•September 2, 2015 • 7 Comments



Italian energy group Eni said on Sunday (Aug 30) it had discovered the largest known gas field in the Mediterranean off the Egyptian coast, predicting the find could help meet Egypt’s gas needs for decades to come.

The Italian major said in a statement the offshore Zohr field could hold 30 trillion cubic feet of gas, covering an area of about 100 sq km.

“Zohr is the largest gas discovery ever made in Egypt and in the Mediterranean Sea and could become one of the world’s largest natural-gas finds,” it said, adding that it had full concession rights to the area.

The find follows other significant gas discoveries in the Mediterranean in recent years, including off neighbouring Israel. This is expected to have a major impact on the region’s economy and potentially offer Europe new supply options, allowing it to lessen its dependence on Russian gas imports.

It also represents a major boost for Egypt, where power cuts caused by gas and oil shortages have often fuelled unrest.

Eni said the discovery was located at a depth of 1,450m, adding that it planned to fast track development of the site, using existing infrastructure. It said yet more gas might be uncovered in future drilling.

Eni, 30 per cent controlled by the Italian state, is the biggest foreign oil and gas producer in Africa, where it has significant operations in war-riven Libya. In 2011 it made huge finds in offshore Mozambique, with an estimated 85 trillion cubic feet of gas in place.

It has operated for more than 60 years in Egypt and is one of the main energy producers in the country, with a daily output of 200,000 barrels of oil equivalent.


In what could be the largest natural gas discovery in history, Italian energy company Eni says it has unearthed a “supergiant” gas field in the Mediterranean Sea covering about 40 square miles.

The gas field could hold a potential of 30 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Eni says that’s the energy equivalent of about 5.5 billion barrels of oil. The company won’t know the field’s true size until it begins to develop it.


a “super elephant” discovery..

“could become one of the world’s largest natural-gas finds,”

good news for egypt you would think..


Schlumberger to buy oilfield gear maker Cameron in $14.8 bln deal

•September 2, 2015 • Leave a Comment



Schlumberger Ltd will buy equipment maker Cameron International Corp for $14.8 billion, as the world’s top oilfield services firm scrambles to offer a broader range of products at lower prices to oil companies slashing budgets.

The deal, which values Cameron around the market cap it had when oil prices were still $100 a barrel, marks the second big merger among energy services companies since crude prices entered a 60 percent slide last year.

Halliburton and Baker Hughes, Schlumberger’s rivals, agreed to a $35 billion tie-up in November.

Schlumberger said the acquisition will allow it to bundle its offerings, which range from surveying a site to drilling wells, with ones from Cameron that include pressure valves and blowout preventers, one of which was at BP’s Macondo well that exploded in 2010.

The two companies know each other well. They set up a joint venture, OneSubsea, to target the deepwater industry in 2012.

They have been eyeing each other since then, a person familiar with the deal told Reuters who spoke on the condition of anonymity, noting that Schlumberger has a history of acquiring its partners.

“The deal should allow a more complete solution to customers and should allow SLB to grow market share,” said BMO Capital Markets analyst Daniel Boyd. “Smaller companies offering discrete products and services will likely be at a disadvantage going forward.”


Is the world’s largest oilfield services company. Schlumberger employs approximately 108,000 people representing more than 140 nationalities working in more than 85 countries. Instead of a single head office, Schlumberger has four “principal executive offices” located in Paris, Houston, London, and the Hague.


Is a Fortune 500 company and a global provider of pressure control, processing, flow control and compression systems as well as project management and aftermarket services for the oil and gas and process industries. It employs approximately 23,000 people and is headquartered in Park Towers South, Houston, Texas.


the worlds biggest oilfield services company just went chomp..M&A continues unabated..


10 facts about the CERN Large Collider..technical shut down 1/9/15!

•September 1, 2015 • 9 Comments




n September, Europe’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will smash together sub-atomic particles at nearly the speed of light, an unprecedented experiment that has some of the leading voices in the world of science – and religion – sounding the alarm on the risks involved.

CERN is perhaps most famous for its discovery in 2012 of the elusive Higgs Boson [named after British physicist Peter Higgs who predicted its existence in 1964], the so-called ‘God particle,’ which allows other particles to build up mass as they pass through the Higgs field.

Today, however, CERN is more famous – or perhaps infamous is the better word – for an upcoming experiment in which scientists will play God in an effort to recreate the conditions immediately following the ‘Big Bang’ event that gave birth to the Universe millions of years ago.

For those who are in the dark about CERN and the controversial objectives it hopes to achieve, here is a quick primer.

Continue here: http://www.rt.com/op-edge/313922-cern-collider-hadron-higgs/



we have a technical shutdown!

*eats popcorn


Mahathir calls for “people power” movement to topple PM..colour revolution?

•September 1, 2015 • 7 Comments


Former Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad, joining anti-government protesters for a second day on Sunday, called for a “people’s power” movement to topple Prime Minister Najib Razak over a financial scandal.

“The only way for the people to get back to the old system is for them to remove this prime minister,” said Mahathir, a deeply respected 90-year-old who was once Najib’s patron and is now his fiercest critic.

“And to remove him, the people must show people’s power. The people as a whole do not want this kind of corrupt leader,” he told media before heading to the rally, whose numbers police estimated at 25,000.

The two-day protest brought onto the streets a political crisis triggered by reports of a mysterious transfer worth more than $600 million into an account under Najib’s name.

Najib, who denies wrongdoing, has weathered the storm and analysts say the protest is unlikely to inspire broad public support for him to quit because it lacks a strong leader.

The rally, unlike the last one in 2012, also lacks the support of a party identified with the Malay majority: most protesters were from the minority ethnic Chinese and Indian communities.

However, Mahathir – the country’s longest-serving leader – was a leader of the ruling United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), which represents Malays.

UMNO Vice-President Hishammuddin Hussein said that by turning up unexpectedly at the anti-government rally on Saturday, Mahathir had “crossed over the line”.



this is starting to heat up..i see a colour..and i see the fist..that usually means a soros type situation is developing..keep an eye on it..malaysia is also famous for planes eh?



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